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Orkney Mature Cheddar

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Ireland and United Kingdom

  • Region: Orkney Isles

  • Family: Cheddar

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Texture: firm, smooth and soft

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: yellow

  • Flavour: creamy, mellow, savory, sharp

  • Aroma: nutty

  • Producers: The Orkney Cheese Company Ltd

  • Synonyms: Orkney Coloured Mature Cheddar, Orkney White Mature Cheddar

Orkney Island Cheddar is cow's milk Cheddar crafted only from the milk sourced from the Orkney Isles. Flavour-wise, it is characterised by moderate levels of sharp acid notes, rounded taste and savoury, nutty notes. It always has a clean aroma with a firm but malleable texture which is smooth and closed. All Cheddar cheeses are matured for 6 to 18 months, providing a variety of flavour profiles.

Mature Cheddar aged for 12-15 months, is creamy and mellow with slightly sharp savoury flavour. The paste is bright even colour with a firm, smooth and silky texture. The cheese will be white or coloured, wherein the bright colour comes from a vegetable colour pigment added after pasteurisation.

Cheddar has always been a favourite on cheeseboards but also tastes delicious on sandwiches. 

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